Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Black Film Events

Phillips-West invites you to a full week of Black History with black film events.

Please join Phillips-West Public Relations & Communications for our Black History Month event -"A Celebration of Black Film-The Comedies"- a full week of activities beginning on Monday, Feb. 18th with three free classes at UMKC including sessions by creator Shawn Edwards ("Why Black Film Is Dying") and videographer Emiel Cleaver ("Oscar Micheaux: The Most Prolific Independent Filmmaker in American Cinema").

Also, see honorary co-chair Councilman Terry Riley do his stand-up comedy routine at our open mic event ("Late Night Laughter in the City") on Friday night, Feb. 15th along with co-chair Kansas City Chiefs All Pro Running Back Larry Johnson, who we will try to coax on stage too! Plus, Larry will have a few pieces of his phenomenal art work on display at the same time. All of this will take place at the fabulous newly renovated Robert Frazier Gallery of Contemporary Art on 31st and Troost - in the heart of the black community.

Also, on Friday night, Feb. 22nd, as proof that Troost Is coming back, you will be able to tour the Metro's planned new MAX on Troost which will be parked outside the gallery. In addition, KPRS Hot 103 JAMZ! will be broadcasting LIVE!

Finally, on Saturday, Feb. 23rd, end our Black History week with the free premiere of Fox 4 News Film Critic Shawn Edwards' documentary "No Joke-The 50 Funniest Black Comedy Movies (Ever)" at the Gem Theater in the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District hosted by "Drumline" movie actor and MTV's "Wild 'n Out" star and producer Nick Cannon, who will be welcomed by the Schlage High School Drumline!

For more information call Phillips-West Public Relations at 816.241.1111.

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